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Career Pathways Program

The Career Pathways Program supports SEIU Local 500 unit members to identify career goals, and obtain training and direction to achieve those goals. The Career Pathways Program offers opportunities for employees to improve their knowledge and skills in content areas that will enable them to achieve their career goals, with programs and processes in place to support those objectives.

Career Pathways Website for Supporting Services Employees


Visit the Career Pathways for Supporting Services website, which requires you to sign in using your Outlook login and password.

The Career Pathways Program offers an online resource available only to MCPS employees to help with preparing for a promotion. On this website, you can explore links to start planning your own path. You’ll also find such tools as sample career paths and a career planning guide which you can personalize to fit your individual goals. Whether you have an idea of what you’re looking for, or if you are just exploring, this searchable database contains detailed descriptions of every job within MCPS, along with pay grade, number of employees in the job, job requirements, and other characteristics about each job. Once you know the job you want, you can visit MCPS Careers directly from the website to start your search for current job openings.

Coming soon! 

Career Pathways is getting a new website. The Career Pathways for Supporting Services website on the MCPS Share Point is going to be updated to a new and improved MCPS website. If you would like to share your ideas and suggestions for what should be included on the new site, please use the survey found here

 News and Announcements 


The Career Pathways Program is expanding! Keep an eye out for upcoming events, professional development opportunities and new information.

Want to know more about the Career Pathways Program? 

Attend a brief information session to learn about the Career Pathways Program. Participants  will meet the Career Pathways Specialist, learn about the services provided by the Career Pathways Program, and have the opportunity to ask questions.

Zoom Information

  • Meeting ID: 845 3288 9116
  • Passcode: 701298

December Dates and Times

  • Friday, January 20, 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 24, 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Check out the January edition of the Career Pathways Newsletter

Mentoring Program


The Supporting Services Mentoring Program is an important component of the Supporting Services Professional Growth System that will provide additional strategies to ensure the employment of highly qualified and diverse professional and support personnel, as envisioned in the Strategic Plan for Montgomery County Public Schools. The Supporting Services Mentoring Program will provide mentors to help employees excel in their roles, direct them to training and on-the-job work experiences and prepare them for career development opportunities

How do I find a mentor?

Higher Education Partnerships


The Career Pathways Program partners with Higher Education Partnerships to increase supporting services employees’ participation in teacher prep programs.

Please visit the Higher Education Partnership’s website for more information. Please see below for upcoming information sessions. For complete details and to sign up, log into PDO

Want to learn how to become a certififed teacher in MCPS? Register for the information session below in PDO. 

How to Become a Teacher in MCPS (PDO Course #87524)

    February 2, 2023 @ 4:30 P.M. (virtual)

Upcoming Partnership Information Sessions 

 Moreland University TEACH NOW Certification Program (PDO Course #91498)

     January 17, 2023 @ 5:00 P.M. (virtual)

     January 24, 2023 @ 5:00 P.M. (virtual)

 Towson University Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Special Education (PDO Course #90585)

     January 25, 2023 @ 4:30 P.M. (virtual)  

Training Opportunities


The Supporting Services Professional Growth System provides year-round comprehensive professional development opportunities that support the continuous growth of a skilled and effective workforce. Please see the Supporting Services Training and Development site for more details. Please see below for a snapshot of upcoming training sessions. For complete details and to sign up, log into PDO

Current Training Opportunities

Supporting Services, SPT10: 5 Steps to Getting Started in Google (PDO Course #87353)

      January 18, 2023 4:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.. (virtual)    

Supporting Services, SPT10: Clear and Concise Communication in the Workplace (PDO Course #86390)

     January 19, 2023 4:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M. (virtual)  

Supporting Services, SPT10: Word for Secretaries: Mail Merge, Templates, and Fill-In Forms (PDO Course #91270)

      January 25, 2023 4:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. (virtual)

Supporting Services, SPT10: Word for Secretaries: Tabs, Tables, and Graphics (PDO Course #85438)

     January 26, 2023 4:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. (virtual)  

Supporting Services, SPT10: Autism, ADHD, and More: Understanding Neurodiversity (PDO Course #91478)

     January 28, 2023 9:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. (45 W. Gude, Maple Room)

Contact Us


 Contact Career Pathways

 Nathalie Bourdereau – Career Pathways Program Manager
 Heather Harman – Career Pathways Program Specialist

Department of Human Capital Management
Office of Human Resources and Development
45 W. Gude Dr.
Rockville, MD 20853